*HERO WOD SUNDAY!
40 Kettlebell Swings (53/35)
40 Box Jumps (24/20)
40 Thrusters (65/45)
40 Elevated Push-ups
Christopher Scott “Chris” Kyle (April 8, 1974 − February 2, 2013) was a United States Navy SEAL and the most lethal sniper in U.S. military history. Kyle served four tours in the Iraq War and was awarded several commendations for acts of heroism and meritorious service in combat. He received two Silver Star Medals, five Bronze Star Medals, one Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, two Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals and numerous other unit and personal awards. Kyle was honorably discharged from the U.S. Navy in 2009 and published his bestselling autobiography, American Sniper, in 2012. An eponymous film adaptation of Kyle’s book, directed by Clint Eastwood, was released two years later. Chris was a devoted son, brother, husband and father in North Texas, as well as continuing his efforts to helping Veterans re-acclimate to civilian life and combat stress carried home. Kyle was shot dead at a shooting range near Chalk Mountain, Texas. His friend, Chad Littlefield, age 35, was also killed.
The three rounds represent his wife and two children left behind. The 4 movements represent Chris’s 4 tours in Iraq. The total reps for each round equaling to 160 repetitions represent his total confirmed kills.
“Chris Kyle” was first posted on the website of GOT CrossFit (Lakeland, FL) as the workout of the day for February 2, 2016.
Intended Stimulus: Hero WODs are a little different in my mind. Hero WODs are designed by CrossFit HQ in honor of fallen heroes that made the ultimate sacrifice, and this is a chance for us to honor them. Today, push your limits and work your hardest in Chris Kyle’s honor. Adhere to movement standards and make sure you are moving to a full range of motion, but don’t be afraid if today’s workout takes you a little longer. Keep in mind this WOD’s volume will be higher than our weekday WODs, so don’t be afraid to adjust weight and reps as the WOD progresses. Have fun and work hard!